Pittwater Life July 2018 Issue

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July Probus talks

Past President of the Manly

Warringah Pittwater Historical

Society and former

Wallabies tourist Jim Boyce

is the guest speaker at the

next meeting of Pittwater

Probus at Mona Vale Golf Club

on Tuesday July 10. In 1963,

Jim was selected to play with

the Wallabies touring side to

South Africa. On this tour, he

and the other players were

shocked by their exposure to

the injustices of the apartheid

regime. Throughout the tour,

Jim and the other players were

exposed to the arrogance of

white Springboks supporters,

officials, politicians and police

– as well as the everyday oppression

of the South African

black and non-white majority.

Jim’s talk will address the history

of commercial buildings

on the northern beaches. Also,

club member Roman Zwolenski

will talk about being in the

military ballot to go to Vietnam.

Roman will share his expectation

of being sent which,

however, did not eventuate.

Years later, Roman visited Vietnam

and he will reflect on the

aftermath of the war. Meeting

starts 10am; more info 0437

274 074. Meanwhile visitors

are also welcome to join Palm

Beach Probus members to hear

naval architect, John Jeremy,

speak about Cockatoo Island

and its history. Their meeting

is on Wednesday 20th July at

Club Palm Beach, commencing

at 9.45am. More info 9973

1247.

Dee Why RSL shows

Resilience strength

Last April Dee Why RSL

Club hosted their ‘Resilience

Month’, raising a total

of $196,420 for the Sydney

Northern Beaches Veteran

Centre to help further assist

ex-service men and women

and their families post their

time in the military. The funds

were raised by donating $1

from each main meal sold at

the Club throughout April; all

proceeds from the $6 Anzac

Breakfast, the Peace Garden

Sausage Sizzle, donations at

two-up and donation boxes located

in the club on Anzac Day

and through the major event

– The Resilience Luncheon on

April 13 – which was hosted by

TV veteran Ray Martin.

Testing the water

at Bayview Baths

Northern Beaches Council

intends to push ahead with

further water testing at

Bayview Baths as a prelude

to possible refurbishment.

Council adopted a recommendation

to participate in

another round of water testing

with Sydney Water and the

Office of Environment and

Heritage at the site in 2018/19.

Should this testing prove successful,

Council has resolved

to work collaboratively with

the community and funding

agencies to secure grant funding

for future refurbishment.

NB Mayor Michael Regan said

testing in October and November

2016 indicated that water

quality was generally suitable

for swimming in dry weather.

“It’s good news, as these results

mean the Baths are still

in contention as a swimming

location, and so refurbishment

may be considered,” he said,

although adding the Baths required

a significant upgrade to

improve the facility. Bayview

Baths received a ‘good’ rating

in the 2016/17 Beachwatch

report, largely due to it being

a dry year, following a ‘poor’

rating in the two prior years.

Council follows the Beachwatch

recommendation for

estuarine swimming areas affected

by stormwater outflows,

which says swimming should

be avoided for up to three days

following rainfall.

Expert gives tips on

wild food foraging

Wild food expert Diego Bonetto

will be the guest speaker at

the next meeting of Permaculture

Northern Beaches on

Thursday July 26. Learn about

the most common species

22 JULY 2018

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